Soccer player attacks, threatens journalist

Soccer player attacks, threatens journalist

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Napoli's defender Salvatore Aronica controls the ball during his team's Italian Serie A football match against Palermo on August 26, 2012 at Barbera Stadium in Palermo. AFP PHOTO / MARCELLO PATERNOSTRO (Photo credit should read MARCELLO PATERNOSTRO/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:47 AM

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — A soccer player in Italy could face sanctions after hitting and threatening to kill a journalist.

The incident happened Sunday after Napoli's 2-1 victory over Udinese.

According to reports, Napoli defender Salvatore Aronica repeatedly said "I'm going to kill you" while also slapping the journalist twice and jabbing him with bystanders present.

Aronica, who had been upset by the journalist's comments about him on television, later apologized.

 

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